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ERIC Number: ED163867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 89
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to Cost Studies in Small Colleges.
Gamso, Gary
This manual is designed to provide an alternative for small colleges that are unable to use computer-based software and models available through the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS). Included are concepts drawn from other NCHEMS costing projects, using simplified worksheets for cost-analysis computations rather than computer-based systems. Guidelines are presented for developing unit-cost data for use in internal management, and producing nonfinancial data that are useful in interpreting cost information. The guide is based on current practice among a group of small colleges that developed their own costing methods. These practices can be compared across units or with other campuses. Appendices include: descriptions of costing approaches and the use of cost information from "Procedures for Determining Historical Full Costs;" a discussion of cost and costing principles in higher education from "Fundamental Consideration for Determining Cost Information in Higher Education;" a student data module software description; and information on constructing an instructional workload matrix. (SW)
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Post Office Drawer P, Boulder, Colorado 80302
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Finance and Productivity Group.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.
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